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good morning. steve jobs the technology genius who became a digital visionary. apple's a fight he used to inspire his life and his work has died. >> remembering that i'll be dead soon is the most important tool i've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. >> his choices created everything from macs and iphones and the way we relate to each other. the digital message spread around the world to presidents and ceos to those who love what he created.
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>> it's sad but i think he would be pleased to see this store tonight and see all of the products he helped create. >> reporter: the legacy of steve jobs and apple's future without him "early" october 6th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs good morning. i'm erica hill. what you're looking at right there is actually our neighbor here at "the early show." the apple store. that has not stopped people from coming by and turning this into a memorial for steve jobs. it's open 24 hours so always a steady stream of people but today they came bearing more than their apple gadgets. >> exactly. i'm chris wragge. when i pulled up this morning along the side with construction there was some graffiti i love you, steve, and spray painted on there. people are leaving their mark leaving flowers and lighting
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candles. the one phrase we have heard over and over since the death of steve jobs announced he changed the world. >> hard to find anyone who would disagree with that. we begin our coverage with john blackstone who is outside apple's headquarters in cupertino, california this morning. john, good morning. >> good morning. >> reporter: here at apple's headquarters the flags have been lowered to half-staff and people coming here to his nearby home and palo alto to leave flowers and condolences. while steve jobs touched people around the world here in silicon valley it's personal. people have been stopping by here and began gathering here soon after his death was announced. . piper played just outside apple's headquarters as add mirmirers left messages of condolences. somehow steve jobs knew how to
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create products we just couldn't resist. >> light tunnel is really great when you want to sort of play god here. >> reporter: the macintosh was the first and the iphone changed our idea of what a cell phone should do. >> iphone is like having your life in your pocket. it's the ultimate digital device. >> reporter: the ipad was made tablet computers the next big thing. >> it's so much more intimate than a laptop. >> reporter: even as the public face of apple, jobs was extremely protective of his privacy but in a 2005 commencement speech at stanford university, he spoke revealing of his early life and his birth in 1955. >> my biological gorgemother was a young unwed graduate student and decided to put me up for adoption. >> reporter: he grew up in silicon valley and starting apple in his parents' garage in
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1976. by 1981 long before most people had even touched a personal computer a bearded steve jobs told cbs news he was certain computers would become an essential part of our lives. >> it's not going to happen at once. it's just going to be very gradual and very human and seduce you into learning how to use it. >> reporter: with product after product, jobs did seduce millions into buying apple's stylish devices. in 2009 after a six-month medical leave from apple, jobs returned and uncharacteristically, spoke directly about his health. >> five months ago, i had a liver transplant. so i'm vertical. i'm back at apple. loving every day of it. >> reporter: but more health problems followed. in january this year, he took another medical leave. but then showed up at an apple conference in june. >> and thank you very much. >> reporter: in august he announced he was stepping down as ceo, saying he was no longer
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able to continue. late yesterday, apple's website simply put up jobs' picture. in a statement, apple said the world is emmeasurably better because of steve. steve jobs was famously private and secretive, but through the products he created, millions around the world came to feel they know him. erica, chris? >> john blackstone at apple's headquarters, thanks. that graduation speech at stanford that john referred to has been viewed now more than 5 million times on youtube. jobs gave the speech less than a year after revealing he was being treated for cancer. >> we want to show you more of that speech in which job addresses his mortality in typical head-on fashion. >> remembering that i'll be dead soon is the most important tool i've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life because almost everything all external expectations all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure, these things just
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fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. remembering that you are going to die is the best way i know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. you are already naked. there is no reason not to follow your heart. >> so much in that speech so inspiring, and just incredible to listen to. really tough to think of any company probably in the last 50 years that has put out more life-changing products than apple. >> steve jobs created or directed nearly all of those products. >> probably the one thing more important than the technology steve jobs created is the impact he's had on our culture. >> we are introducing the third industry milestone product, macintosh. >> reporter: it was january 1984 when a young steve jobs introduced the macintosh computer to apple shareholders
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promising them that this plastic box would change the world and our lives. >> but its radical ease of use, mouse, windows, icons. >> reporter: going beyond a keyboard it was the first computer to popularize the mouse, changing the way humans would interact with and manipulate machines forever. >> today, apple is going to reinvent the phone. >> reporter: fast forward two decades to 2007 and jobs did it again. >> and we are calling it iphone. >> reporter: but this time instead of an external device. >> who wants a stylus? you have to get them and put them away you lose them. yuck! >> reporter: the iphone did it by touch. >> which is phenomenal. >> reporter: today, we expect to control our devices by touch. but beyond digital communications he affected popular culture. ♪ >> reporter: with the release of the bondy blue imac in 1998 apple was the first to show
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style. >> i'm a mac. >> i'm a pc. >> reporter: apple became synonymous with cool. ♪ >> reporter: the ipod in and its white earbuds changed the way we listen to music and how we look instantly becoming a must-have accessory. >> this is what we believe. technology alone is not enough. >> reporter: the ipad tablet gave us something we didn't even know we wanted and that now some couldn't imagine doing without. >> i would say three of us go to bed every night, my wife myself and the bed. she's on it ♪ when you're smiling ♪ >> you look at the iphone 4 and it's face time and i chat and can bring people together no matter where they are in the world and probably the greatest thing he ever did. >> reporter: two days ago, after already having passed the torch because of his illness apple had the first release after he will left.
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he had let go of his kroichltceo. he died. he was 56 years old. one more information. pixar animation studio, pixar the first to use computers that would seem real and connect with viewers and bringing the power of computers to story telling. >> wilson thank you. when steve jobs first set out on this journey who change we use computers and our lives, steve wozniak was right by his side. the co-founder of apple joins us this morning. good to have you with us and our condolences. >> good to be here. a sad day. >> it is a sad day. in and honesty the two of you will be forever linked for finding apple with the two pranks you two used in high school. one memory of your time with steve jobs that stuck out to you or popped in your head? >> no. when i heard the news my mind went blank like i had been
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clobbered with a hammer. i didn't expect it more than anyone else. overnight, really a lot of the terms, things that we did together, how important they were. the way that steve thought and he talked and, you know, his leadership from the early days and the way he founded things, you know it's like my head is swirling in it. >> reporter: take us back to those early days. what was it like? the two of you, you know, interested in a lot of the same things. you have this great energy this great curiosity and, ultimately you end up with your company changing fundamentally the way we all do things across this world. what did you, though, set out to do when the two of you created apple? >> it was actually an unbelievableably fortunate partnership, but it spoke a lot of life and the passion for life and the energy to do things. steve and i used to most days talk about where life was going for people what was important,
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what was right and what was good, and where did things like government field fit in and companies and great thinking and those ideas. my role was the key technologies, the scientist, the engineering building all of these devices one after another after another and steve was spotting them and seeing ways to sell them and talking about where they could go and talking about enhancements and improvements that would take it to the next level. he was always trying to move to the next level, to the next level, the next level and almost pushed by high anxiety and i was sitting there designing the things i wanted for myself and it was so wonderful. and we did all of the things that young people do misbehavior, playing around pranks, talking about ideas that we -- featured we could put into products, that sort of thing. he was just -- but over time really after i stayed in the background, i didn't want to run a company, steve really excelled like the most incredible person
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and business person and technology person in the world and almost no one could really bring the products that home run after home run after home run and that bout him the credibility that when steve introduced something, there were millions of people that would buy it that instant because they trusted it. you know, it's just hard that a person could have ever gotten to that position and i know it's so sad for all of us because now we worry are we going to miss what that would have brought us in our future. >> as you spoke with him over the last few months i know you saw him at the ipad ii launch. he was obviously struggling with his health a long time. he seemed a person that liked to control things whether his company, whether his launch. how difficult do you think it was for him he could not control this illness that was slowly taking so much away from him? >> steve spoke to me of the illness more recently than a few months ago as something that
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really did bother him, that he did not like the fact that he had been close to death, and sort of survived. it kind of surprised me because, in a bit, he's got a logical mind that understands, you know, as he is quoted of saying that death is really an affirmation of life and it's part of the circle and, you know, once you have a healthy thinking like that, you aren't necessarily bothered, but he spoke like he was very bothered by it and i don't try to delve into people's personal lives, so i didn't ask deep questions. >> we appreciate you sharing some of your memories and some of your thoughts with us this morning. our kol donnencescondolences on your loss as well. >> thank you for that. >> the moment steve jobs' death erupted twitter erupted with emotional reaction. thank you, steve. even i said was topics within hours. molly wood is following reaction
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from well-known people sharing thoughts on his legacy. good morning molly. >> good morning, chris. >> what type of activity did you see on facebook and twitter during the hours after his death? >> it was remarkable. the trending topics had dominated twitter within an hour. twitter actually crashed for several hours over the course of the evening. it was sort of slow where twitter has not released specific numbers yet but we are expecting this may be a record number of tweets as people just went to pour out their feelings their emotions really. everyone from politicians to celebrities to competitors to normal people. >> let's talk about the president. what did he have to say? >> of course president obama tweeted that steve jobs changed the way each of us sees the world. >> it also -- bill gates, the chairman 6 microsoft, primary competitor over the years, he was quick to respond as well. >> absolutely.
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bill tweeted the world rarely sees someone who made such a profound impact. >> another person who has had a profound impact on the social networking sites, facebook founder mark zuckerberg. >> he said thanks for showing us that what you build can change the world. >> and celebrities were quick to chime in as well. one of the tech aficionados ashton cusperkutcher. >> we have all served on the wake of steve jobs ship. now we must learn to sail but we will not forget our skipper. >> everyday people out there that benefited from steve jobs over the years. what were they saying? >> very heartfelt tweets from normal people. one tweet from tim carmody i'm on my way to philadelphia to see my son to use a device steve jobs invented to hem him talk. he will never know. he will never know. >> molly wood in san francisco for us thank you very much.
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>> my pleasure. >> one of the tweets i read was you took the ugly world of technology and made it beautiful. >> that's what he did. he also made it understandable and usable and relatable for so many people. quite a legacy. we are going to continue to take a look at steve jobs. we want to check in with jeff glor for a look at the other headlines we are following you on this thursday morning. >> good morning. sarah palin says she is not running for president because her family comes first. and she believes she doesn't need an office or a title to make a difference. >> not being a candidate, really you're unshackled and you're allowed to be even more active and i look forward helping coordinate the strategies that will assist in replacing our president. >> gabrielle giffords makes a rare appearance in washington today returning a retirement ceremony for her husband
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astronaut mark kelly. here in new york last night, police battled with "occupy wall street" protesters. at one point, officers were seen swinging batons and using pepper spray. more than 20 people were arrested. the crowd group significantly yesterday as labor union members and more college students join the protests. still ahead this morning, michael jackson's unexpected farewell played at his doctor's
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coming up, a look at apple's evolution over the past 35 years. we mentioned it started in the garage of steve jobs' parents. now it is the most valuable company in the world but how exactly do you go from the garage to domination? >> steve jobs of course he had a lot to do with it but it wasn't a straight shot to the top for him or apple. there were some bumps in the road in the very beginning. we will look at the ups and downs over the years and talk to one admirer who says jobs was sort one of the world's most important people. i think he would have a hard time to get anyone argue with
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♪ vi. welcome back to "the early show." i'm chris wragge along with erica hill. coming up here on "the early show," more of that strange michael jackson tape that we heard yesterday. made just a few weeks before his death. prosecutors played all of it for the jury on wednesday. dr. conrad murray's manslaughter trial, we have that coming up. >> jackson apparently drugged mumbling with his comeback and building a children's hospital. we will have more for you inside the courtroom when we speak to his friend biographer randy
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tara bore taraborrelli taraborrelli. two-man company jobs and wozniak is the most valuable in the world. rebecca jarvis is here with a look at how apple grew and it just -- i mean, they aren't words to describe the growth of this company, especially in the last few years. >> especially the last decades, it's exponential. you go back to the first mcintosh computer debuted in january of 1984 this was a little company by comparison to what it is today. $3.50 stock and, all of a sudden, gets fired. a year later 1985 the stock plummets to $1.71. this is after a little internal coup. there were some internal politics taking place in the company. jobs returns to the company in december of 1996. the stock is up $5 stock. all of a sudden, you fast forward five more years the stock goes up to $11 when the power book debuts in january of 2001. then itunes comes along.
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we know itunes and becomes synonymous with music and the way americans and people around the world buy their music. apple shares get up to $13.50. the ipod debuts a few weeks later in 2003. $22.50 is the stock. the iphone comes along in 2007. this is where things get really heated. $1 $122 for share of apple. in june of 2007. because of that iphone. then the ipad. $260 is where apple stock goes and then we do have today, obviously, jobs passing $378 for a share of apple stock. you just see the last ten years. because of this man's vision the stock hag exponential. >> talk about a job creator, too. not just at apple. the entire landscape as a whole benefited from his inventions. >> every tech company is
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utilizing on some level the apple platform and utilizing the iphone platform and utilizing itunes and they have been able to benefit what he has set in motion. >> he changed so much, not just a business but of the way we live our lives. joining us is andy serwer of "fortune" magazine. you have written about steve jobs and apple and been on the receiving end of his phone calls which could go either way but spoke to the type of businessman and innovator he was. >> he was a computer genius and a micro manager. he liked to control his press. he would reach out to us from time to time and make it clear on where he stood and things. more than that he did change the way we lived our lives. he revolutionized so many businesses, not only computing but also the music business the telephone and movie business with pixar and retailing with the stores and advertising and
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management, meetings. think about his presentations. we are seeing one right here. you know, this was something that never had been done before but mostly he brought technology to the people to consumers before technology used to be something in black boxes and, you know, mainframe computers and boring desktops and now it's a revolution. >> the amazing thing is to launch an idea like this and in the subsequent days to have that idea all over the world and working. i think for the laymen you think of the ideas and some of the technology and you wonder how in the world could human beings accomplish this? and that is what he was able to do. >> an amazing execution. you're right, chris, to be able to have a company that size and keep a product secret, announce it and then have it all over the country in one day like that available and working seamlessly. all of these products introduced and connected to the itunes store, for instance the software working without a flaw. tremendous ability of a company to execute on all levels. >> to make you want something that you had no idea you would
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ever. i think he said that at one point. we make the products that consumers don't know they even want. >> and to have the jobs stamp of approval. they love steve jobs and apple and it doesn't matter what the competition is. some people will buy something because it came from apple, because it came from steve jobs. he built that whole essence over 30 years. >> i think that is right. to your point, chris, when you were talking about employment jobs, being such an important issue today. all of the jobs at apple but also all of the jobs in terms of at creators one of the hottest jobs and there is not enough people out there doing that right now. if you're interested in setting that kind of thing in school you will get a job out of college, i guarantee you. >> talk about the ceo who did everything. not only the ideas but the visual aspect was that important to him, the look font the different type. you remember when the computers came out the different colors and different color ipods. so many different things he had
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his hands on. >> taste was so important, right, rebecca? >> yes. >> the insult to his competitor they have no taste, bad taste. the products had to work without a manual. remember? you had to read a manual to use technology products? no more. now you have apple products and you plug them in and they work. you don't have to read a manual to figure them out. >> incredible. >> impressive stuff. andy, great to have you with us. we're looking at a pretty decent day. we started off with temperatures in the 50s. we'll go to a daytime high around 68 degrees or so. going up to 68 with nice and sunny conditions. 44. clear to partly cloudy. tomorrow going up to around 70 degrees, sunny and pleasant. the next i have no days 80 degrees heading into saturday and
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coming up next a jury hears a rambling recording of michael jackson talking in a near stupor. >> the latest from his doctor's manslaughter trial. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] each of these photos was taken by someone on the first morning of their retirement. it's the first of more than 6,000 sunrises the average retiree will see. ♪ ♪ as we're living longer than ever before, prudential's challenge is to help everyone have the retirement income they'll need to enjoy every
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now the latest from the manslaughter trial of michael jackson' doctor. we first heard parts of the recording last week as ben tracy reports, the jury is now getting its full impact. >> and removing what was the iphone. >> reporter: prosecutors say just six weeks before michael jackson died, dr. conrad murray used his iphone to make this audio recording of the pop star. jackson sounds heavily drugged, telling murray his plans to use money from his comeback concerts to build a hospital for children.
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after several seconds of silence, murray asked jackson if he is okay. jackson responds. this was michael jackson clearly in need of shinsassistance. clearly under the influence of a tox kant and conrad murray still knowing these things continued to give him these drugs and these intoxicants. >> reporter: murray is accused giving jackson the powerful sedative propofol to help him sleep and ultimately killed jackson. then dileo is concerned about jackson. >> he's sick. i think you need to get a blood test on him. we got to see what he is doing. >> reporter: jurors, once again saw a photo of jackson's dead
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body on a gurney as well as the slew of pills and propofol found in the singer's bedroom. ben tracy, cbs news los angeles. joining us is j. randy taraborrelli who knew jackson for 40 years. he has a new book "the magic, the madness, the whole story." you knew michael for almost 40 years. what is your reaction when you hear him in this condition on these recordings? >> it's devastating. i think anybody who knew michael jackson and cared about michael, this is absolutely devastating. i guess there will always be unanswered questions about michael jackson's life and times, but what we now know from this tape is that he really was a man who was tormented by a childhood that, you know, he felt he never had. you know, we have seen this in a lot of celebrities over the years, fame corrupts and it ruins a child's sense of self,
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but never more so, i think, than in the case of michael jackson and also what strikes me chris is that while many people over the years may have felt that michael was exaggerating this narrative of a lost childhood for maybe the purposes of publicity or career advancement, i think that we see now that even in this highly intoxicated state, it really was the main focus of his life the pain and the hurt that he felt at not having a childhood. >> you heard his manager frank delio express concerns about his health. did you have concerns about his health and realize he was in as bad a shape as he was the last few weeks? >> i have to say i really did not. what strikes me from this tape is i think that any thinking person, you know, who is a friend of michael's who had heard him in this condition would have immediately rushed this man to a hospital for treatment and i find it very disturbing personally that conrad murray was listening to
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michael jackson in this state and instead of, you know throwing him in the back seat of his car and taking him to a hospital, he is tape recording the conversation. i just don't know what to make of that chris. >> i guess has is the one of the big questions that exists. why is he taping these conversations? your thoughts on it. >> well, one of his attorneys last week said that possibly he was taping the conversation so he could later play it back for michael jackson to show him, you know, how bad of shape he was in. but i find that ridiculous. i just -- i just don't think there is any excuse or explanation for taping this conversation. not only that, it's illegal to tape a conversation without the other party knowing about it. but that is beside the point now. i think the bigger question is why didn't he take him immediately to a hospital for treatment? >> were you aware that jackson taking any drugs at the time? did you know? i mean, i know they are talking about his drug history in the past and that is surfacing during this trial, but did you
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know he was on any drugs titillate in his life? >> well, you know, michael jackson was managing many different illnesses. the way i looked at it chris, he was doing his best to manage you know, a myriad of problems of health issues. michael jackson never took drugs to get high. michael was being treated by doctors, obviously in this case very, you know poorly treated, to handle, you know a variety of problems of health problems. >> yeah. all right. j. randy taraborrelli thanks for joining us. appreciate it. >> thank you chris. still ahead on "the early show," the latest on the recovery of congresswoman gabrielle give gabrielle giffords as she returns to washington this week. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. and rushes relief to the site of pain. it's clinically proven to relieve pain twice as fast. new bayer advanced aspirin. these are ocean spray sparkling juice drinks. they have bubbles. it's real fruit juice; crisp, sparkling water;
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♪ a live shot there from cupertino, california, which is where you will find apple headquarters. this is at apple's headquarters. the outpouring of response as soon as the news came across. many people grabbing their iphone or ipad or macbook to talk about the passing of steve jobs whether they made it on twitter or a number of the apple stores around the world. exactly. i'm chris wragge along with erica hill on "the early show."
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the store under construction right now on fifth avenue in new york city. some people spraying some of the graffiti on some of the posts out there, steve, we love you. on makeshift memorial outside of the apple store. >> can you see other ones in other parts of the city. >> the life of steve jobs who died at his california home on wednesday at age 56. the man who was the heart and soul of apple is being remembered as a visionary genius on the same levels as people like thomas edison and henry ford. >> even walt disney has been mentioned. his loss is felt more in the cupertino area. >> reporter: since steve jobs death was announced late yesterday, people have been coming here to apple's headquarters in cupertino and his nearby home in palo alto to remember him and pay his respects. he is remembered here, not only as apple's leader but as one of the small group of innovateors who created sillicon vallee.
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>> reporter: a piper came to play at apple's headquarters and neighbors gathered to remember. >> i'm thinking of this generation. it's a huge loss. >> reporter: in silicon valley fashion, it all began in his parents' job where jobs and steve wozniak co-founded apple in 1976. >> i'm going to remember him as always being very quick mind and almost all the time that we had discussions about how something should be done in a company, he was almost always right. >> reporter: by 1981 we may not have known we needed a personal computer, but a bearded steve jobs did. >> it's not going to happen at once. it's going to be very gradual and very human and will seduce you into learning how to use it. >> reporter: in its early years apple struggled and a board room battle in 1986 jobs was fired from the company he created. but without jobs apple almost became irrelevant. when he returned to the company,
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a decade later, he started to change the world. shaking up the music industry with the ipod. the cell phone industry with the iphone. and the whole computer industry with the ipad. >> it's so much more intimate than a laptop and it's so much more capable than a smartphone with this gorgeous large display. >> reporter: in 2004 jobs was diagnosed and treat for a rare form of pancreatic cancer. in 2009 he returned from a medical leave with an announcement. >> five months ago, i had a liver transplant. so i'm vertical. i'm back at apple. loving every day of it. >> reporter: after his treatment for pancreatic cancer he spoke about death at stanford university's 2005 commencement. >> death is very likely the single best invention of life. it's life change agents and clears out the old to make way for the new. >> reporter: late yesterday,
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apple's website simply put up jobs' picture. in a statement, apple said the world is immeasurably better because of steve. and it is a measure of his impact that the loss being felt here at apple and in silicon valley is also being felt by millions of people around much of the world. erica? >> john blackstone at apple's headquarters in cupertino this morning, thanks. with us is steven levy for eye wired "wired" magazine. >> what will you remember most about him? >> i think i'll remember the passion that he brought to making technology part of all of our lives. he told people in the mcintosh team that was the most pleasurable intense experience for him in his career that they were going to put a dent in the universe and i think steve put the universe in the body shop. >> there has been a lot of talk about -- and steve wozniak
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touched on this for us earlier today, people lives were so important to him and the real impact on real life not just on technology was important to him, but how much of that thought process went into all of these products that we got from apple? was it really about changing your everyday existence? >> when you would ask him, you know, how do you do it? how do you come up with something like for instance the ipod that other people tried to do digital music before and apple did it and it worked, he said we just want to make the kind of products that we use for ourselves. we love music in this case. this is how we wanted to listen to music. >> how difficult was it for him in the last few months to have to kind of pull back the reins a little and let tim now take over and really kind of remove himself from this company that he developed when he was 21 years old? >> in his personal life steve was very private. he didn't really want to share that. he didn't want to do a celebrity thing. so i don't know how he must have raged coming to grips with the diagnosis that he had.
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but i sensed the last few times i spoke to him that he had come to terms with it. he realized that things important to him were his family and apple and those are the things he concentrated on his last year. >> we saw a lot in the presentations here. when we saw the iphone 4 and the introduction of face time and when we saw things with the ipad. a lot of the focus in terms of the marketing was on this brings you close to your family and full of pickets of kids and music and got you right in your heart. how much of that do you think came from steve jobs and his commitment to his own family? >> i think maybe, you know, somewhere that might have figured in there but that was always something that he wanted to bring across with his products. when he started, the personal computer world was thought of for geeks and hobbyists and he was the guy who said wait a minute, people want this in thas their houses and he made a case for the apple 2 which made it a friendly computer than the ugly boxes that everybody else did. >> he made it cool.
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he took the geek out of it. >> you say is apple cool? he would bristle. the cool is trendy. things are built through and through at apple. >> steve, thanks here is jeff glor at the news desk with a check of today's other headlines for us. looks like the republican presidential field may be set and will not include sarah palin. che made that announcement yesterday. whit johnson has more. >> reporter: we knew the decision was coming soon but sarah palin made the dramatic announcement on her own terms, finding ending speculation that has simmered since 2008. never afraid to make haems, the former alaska governor did it again wednesday afternoon. >> i know beyond a shadow of a doubt, that i can be on the right path not as candidate for president at this time. >> reporter: first, on the radio. and on fox news where she's a pate contributor. >> i apologize to those whom are disappointed in this decision. i've been hearing from them in
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the last couple of hours. >> reporter: sarah palin supporters rushed to her facebook page. your decision leaves my wife and i devastated. sarah, say it ain't so. while palin certainly has her fans, she would have had her challenges as a candidate. in a cbs news poll out this week, 74% of republican primary voters said they would not like to see her run for president. palin spent much of the summer teasing voters with her multiple campaign style bus tours, often upstaging declared republican candidates. >> i think if she had run, she would have made things really interesting. >> reporter: cbs news political contributor scott conroy has covered palin extensively since she joined the mccain ticket in 2008. >> i spoke to her privately along this bus tour she did a few months ago and sort of asked her what happens if you don't run? what are you going to do then? she said we have a lot going for us back in alaska and we don't know need all of i think is the line she used. >> reporter: palin made millions on her book deals and public
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speaking. she plans to endorse candidates leading up to the 2012 election. >> whit johnson from washington. thank you. a massive manhunt continues for a person who shot and killed three coworkers at a california limestone quarry yesterday. heavily armed police searched a cupertino neighborhood for shareef allman who is armed and dangerous. they said he got upset at a meeting and began shooting. six hurt and another person shot during a carjacking. another intense search in kansas city for 10-month-old lisa irwin. the baby disappeared from her home sometime monday night, early tuesday, possibly snatched from her crib. police say they have no suspects and no subtle leads. yesterday, the child's parents pleaded for her safe return. >> please! bring her home! our two other boys are waiting for her. please just drop her off anywhere. we don't care.
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just somewhere safe where she can come home, please! >> police say the parents are not suspect and have been outside our window temperatures are holding right around that 50 degrees mark. we were right around 50 and went up to 58, now 49. we'll see a very nice day shaping up. we will get up to just around 68 degrees and on to the high pressure we'll see light winds >> announcer: this weather report sponsored by dairy queen. this month, get a chicken strip basket for just $3.99! arizona congresswoman gab gabrielle giffords is making rare appearance in washington.
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the last time we saw her was in june when she returned to washington since she was shot in january. she was is back in washington today for the navy retirement ceremony for her husband, former astronaut mark kelly. to talk to us how she is doing is her friend and colleague representative debbie wasserman schultz. give us an idea. the latest on congresswoman giffords recovery. any milestones you can tell us about in the past few months? >> well, gabby continues to make really wonderful progress. with each passing month, she is working so hard and, you know, rehabilitation and physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy. she's just really progressing along the way. all of the doctors would like her to and even beyond that. i am excited to see her this afternoon. >> reporter: you are in regular contact with her, i know. are you able to have a full conversation with her on the
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phone at this point? >> she is able to initiate conversation and respond extensively so, yes, you can have conversations with her. >> reporter: a lot of people wondering any talk at this point of when they may return to washington for her job as a congresswoman there? >> we are still ten months from the shooting in january and she's got a long way to go. she is working very hard. they are not focused on that at this point. at this point they are trying to to make her have a full recovery. >> there is also of course a lot going on in washington besides the retirement ceremony for mark kelly and congresswoman giffords time there. a lot of focus on the american people on what is happening, in many cases, what they feel is not happening in congress. as we look at this jobs bill which president obama is about to embark on a bus tour to promote, harry reid talking about the new 5% tax on those households that make a million
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plus. is there anything you found in talking with your colleagues on either side of the aisle that you think can bring lawmakers together in washington to find some sort of compromise that will satisfy as close to everyone as you can get? >> well, not if you talk to eric cantor, because that was the most shocking thing that happened this week was that the majority leader eric cantor specifically said that the american jobs act, as propoped by proposed is dead and they won't allow a vote on it up and down and the party is so far apart that actual major reform is not possible. you know, i don't know. i'm not ready to quit on the process. i'm not ready to quit on democracy and i think we need to roll up our sleeves and work together to try to pass the american jobs act and make sure we can put people back in work and invest in the infrastructure and make sure we can keep teachers and first responders on the job and give the average class american a 15 payroll tax
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cut. it's hard to understand what the republicans are opposed to on any of those things. >> thank you for joining us. steve jobs fought pancreatic cancer, a brutal disease, for more than seven years. we will take a closer look at that illness and his battle to be cured when "the early show" continues. living with the pain of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis... ...could mean living with joint damage. help stop the damage before it stops you... ...with humira.
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>> neuroendocrine. >> what is the difference between -- >> the microscopic level this is the type of cells in the pancreas that become cancerous. we hear about the typically or common form of pancreatic cancer. it originates. neuroendocrine start in the hormones that make insulin. regardless of what type cell wise the pancreatic cancer is we see classic symptoms with pancreatic cancer and some overlap with symptoms of other cancer. weight loss is a very very common and, obviously significant symptom. there can be a loss of appetite because the pancreas sits in the upper abdomen and because of the hormones it produces like insulin you can see patients with very elevated blood sugar levels and difficulty controlling their blood glucose levels. >> a lot of people pointed to his physical appearance. not only evidence he was fighting something serious but
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say it was because of the cancer. you talk about loss of appetite and weight loss but a number other factors in terms of treatment that can contribute to that kind of weight loss? >> absolutely. we don't fully understand why patients battling cancer get that dramatic weight loss. it's actually called cancer kakexia. could be a number of issues at play. you're talking about a tumor that affects the upper degenerative tract and can block the digit digestive process. and cellular level microscope aik microscopically it can be a massive weight loss and this is just the cancer process at work. >> where are we now medically in the fight against this form of cancer? >> two big advances really in pancreatic cancer. one of them had to do with two new drugs to fight
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neuroendocrine that was approved last year. we brought you a story last year about a vaccine for pancreatic cancer and exciting research on trials being done out of johns hopkins in maryland where a person's own pancreatic cancer cells are taken out and radio activated and to fight their pancreatic tumor cells. exciting work but, again still a devastating type of cancer. >> dr. ashton, thank you. >> you bet. still ahead, much more on the legacy of steve jobs' legacy at apple and look ahead what the company's future looks like without him. this is "the early show" on cbs. stay with us. has a lens approved for up to 30 days and nights of continuous wear. [ male announcer ] that's why they're recommended most for people who sleep in their lenses. visit airoptix.com for a free one-month trial offer. [ male announcer ] chris thinks the best way to live life is to dig right in. but his dentist knows that to do that he needs to use the brush more dentists use. oral-b. trust the brush
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tunnel and one at the beltway. a crash on 70 eastbound at 32, one at 198. 83 southbound at jfx 12 minutes, minor delays approaching the beltway on 795. there's a look at your beltway times and speeds. this traffic report is brought to you by navy federal credit union. back over to you. two row teared city school -- retired school city educators are remembered after dying in a house fire. monique griego has more. >> reporter: the couple met in the 1950s as students.
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hundreds filled the murphy fine arts center where the funeral for doned in and jenny patterson was held. 78-year-old donald graduated from -- must mu. he, too, was an educator. criminal charges have been filed against the owner of a horse farm. the owner faces more than 100 counts of animal cruelty. the ravens are becoming more and more popular it seems. out of the 32 nfl teams a new poll ranks our purple birds as 14th. the seam poll names the ravens
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as one of the teams it win the super bowl. up next, a look at apple's future without its wizard, steve jobs dying yesterday. from combat to comedy, meet a
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♪ welcome back to "the early show." the reservoir at central park looking a little green this morning. maybe it's the light. welcome back. i'm chris wragge along with erica hill. >> we have been talking about the life and legacy this morning
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about about steve jobs. >> joining us again is wilson tang of c-net and leigh gallagher and bill werde. where does apple go without steve jobs? i know he has relinquished control the past few months. where does the company go? >> this is a change the company has been preparing for a while. tim cook eats sleeps and breathes apple. knows it inside and out. grew up as the operations guy, the back office guy, obviously now in a much bigger role. not only that but, i mean, apple has a pipeline that is several years from now where products will keep coming out with steve jobs' imprint on them. for the immediate future i think things will be okay. >> there was such a connection
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there. i mean steve jobs was apple and apple was steve jobs despite the minor break with the company is the way it was. talk this morning even if a fair amount of stuff in the pipeline people are concerned this is the end of innovation. wilson, that seems like a really -- that is sort of a heavy thing to put out there. >> not at all. like one of the best qualities of steve was that he picked amazing creative and innovative team. he realized he didn't know everything. his biggest asset was the taste around the products. and he's already sort of established a strategy with his top managers moving forward and i think that you're going to see the ground pieces for some really innovative products being laid out right now. so in a couple of years we will see some really great things. i have no idea what they are, but i fully anticipate they will still shake up the market. >> there are certain executives and people in the world have a
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wow factor. apple products was a great product because steve jobs was bringing them into the world. he has an incredibly amount of talented people and it was unfortunately known this was the kay that would come. it will be interesting to see how they roll these products out. apple used music in an important ray to reinvigorate that company and apple was caught a little flat-footed by the cloud. apple set the market for music downloads and mobile phones and now you're head nothing the cloud space, you have brands like spotaive that have taken a head-start and apple is playing catch-up for the first time. >> a lot of reaction, a lot of people were a little underwhelmed with what they kind of debuted earlier this week. >> at the end of the day it's because people's expectations are so high. this company is consistently the last couple of years and even decades has truly innovated and
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changed the market in dramatic ways. when apple doesn't do that and just releases a good product that is a let-down. >> steve has done that. he has raised the bar so high. can this next group of people maintain those expectations? because people are expecting so much now. >> that's a great question. obviously, every single move is going to be hyperparsed and everything is under the big microscope now. almost in an unfair way. but, you know, i think that, i mean apple has already -- what apple has done sets an enormous precedent in business. i mean, it is just revolutioned six, seven, entire industries. >> for the first time apple is sort of caught we have to catch up to this cloud thing that everybody else has going on because, in many ways when jobs came back and not long after, the tag line was think different. he, in many ways really pushed not only companies within the technology space but when it came to advertising and music pushed them to think differently about the way they do business. >> that's right.
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he dragged the music business single-handedly into the digital music age and people were not able to figure that out. digital music stores were owned by the major labeling. the pricing and technology was wrong. apple made it very simple and that was really one of the things that steve deserves credit for. >> to that point, it's not that apple doesn't always need to be first. it was never even first in the music market. what it did was it sort of took all of this advanced technology. people talking about digital music before it took off. they said, okay how do i make this simple and make it easy for consumers to access and that is where the beauty of apple comes from. >> and it was first in many things. the beauty of steer jobs he was able to see around corners and see what the consumer would want before the consumer even knew. who would ever think you would need all of your music in your pocket or you would buy songs one at a time and break up the concept of the album? he really kind of did that. he is famous for this. one of the things he said at one point, he said it's not the
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consumers job to know what they want. you can look at that maybe hotty. i can tell you what you want but it is absolutely true. i mean, he sort of took us where we needed to go before we even knew we needed to get there. >> is that what everybody else needs to do right now? ask themselves what would steve have thought with every idea that is basically launched. >> we won't know. we won't know. >> he literally brought ideas we didn't know we needed these things until he actually presented them to us. >> ipad it's not like i'm filling a void he said. we are bringing it out because we think it's kind of cool. >> the technology space and a lot of other technology companies have learned from. a spotaify. steve said we make products that consumers want. a lot of technology companies were focused on this is great and cool technology but it's the music fan in the face of music. >> they were focused on
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productivity and he made computers and technology a tool in your consumer life. now those things that we have are great. >> that's a really good point, especially with something like the ipad. you did not want to hear anything about how fast the processor was or how much ram was in it or all of these like things that other technology companies market when you go buy a computer from say, dell. it's always about how fast it is, how much storage it has, all of those other things. with apple, it's what can you do with it? how can it enhance your life? how can you do things that you thought were science fiction a couple of years ago? >> that has spent a lot of people to spend a lot of money because they are not cheap and never any sales going on. >> the presentation of the packaging also. >> the design. >> wilson and bill and leigh, thank you for being with us. >> thank you. here is jeff glor at the news desk with a final check of today's other headlines for us. at least 33 people were hurt earlier this morning when a bus crashed in nebraska.
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this accident happened in south central nebraska near gibbon. the bus ran into the median. we are told two people are in critical condition. holiday sales expected to grow this year but only modestly. the forecast sales to be more than $365 billion for november and december. that 2.8% increase over the year before. holiday sales grew 5.2% last year. but the two years before they dropped. the federation says high unemployment is the key issue holding back sales. latest unemployment in rums out this morning. labor department reports 401,000 americans jobless claims last week a slight drop of 37,000 the previous week. demonstrations near wall street. police used batons on the crowd at one point and more than 20 people were arrested. the protests now in their third
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week have been growing and already spread to more than a dozen cities around the country. in southwest arkansas a dino discovery. tracks were found from 120 million years ago. one site appears to be from the largest predators ever known. the season for leaf watching but fall's colors may arrive very late in some spots. so far fall foliage in peak in new england and the plains but colors have changed in most of the west right now. winter made early appearance in california. a storm yesterday left about a foot of snow in the higher elevations of the sierra nevada mountains. for those keeping track, winter is 11 weeks outside our window, we're looking at a cool stamplet temperatures have been just around 50 degrees but sunshine and blue skies. that will be the forecast.
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nice with a good bit of sunshine. our daytime high the normal is 70. clear to partly cloudy tonight. 44 degrees. 70 with sunshine and pleasant conditions for you tomorrow. then for the weekend ahead 76 on saturday. 80 on sunday and monday. 82 prince harry does have laelted of a playboy reputation as a prince but when he comes to the u.s. this week, he will not be here for the royal trechlt. >> definitely not coming here to party. victoria arbiter tells us. >> reporter: prince harry is coming to america. the third to the british throne arrives this week and it's not for fun and games. >> you will now be going out to the air field in arizona for use on the fire power associated with the apache gunship.
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>> reporter: captain harry wales as he is known will spend two intense months in arizona and california flying the powerful apache helicopter. >> this will be done under best simulated combat conditions as. he'll be flying with other helicopters and responding to simulated calls to fire with ground troops engaged with the enemy and requiring air support. >> reporter: it is the final stage in apache pilot combat training. harry was spent the last year learning to fly these potent assault vehicles. >> to give him the maximum real life combat experience as he might well encountered when he would go to afghanistan. >> reporter: prince harry served in afghanistan in 2007 into '08 as forward air controller in which his duties were guaranteeing the accuracy of ground bombings. harry has been vocal in his attempts to return to afghanistan with his squadron next year, and this round of training that may be the next step. >> the terrain is about as close
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one might encounter in hellmand province. it should be remembered that prince andrew was, in fact a naval helicopter pilot and served in combat and prince william is an air sea rescue helicopter pilot with the navy and serving aboard ship and doing dangerous operations and recovering people at sea. it seems he is falling a tradition in the family. >> reporter: once harry has completed his training in the u.s. he will be joining an apache squadron and be cleared for duty. victoria arbiter joins us this morning. he would be clear for deployment when he has cleared this training but what are the chances he will be deployed again? >> that decision ultimately lies with the british prime minister. he served in 2007 into '08 and there ten weeks and supposed to be there four months but they had to pull him out. ultimately they have to think about the safety of not just prince harry but his entire
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squadron. obviously, he is a trophy prize for the enemy. >> they mentioned he is a target. a chance he will be deployed again? >> he really wants to be. it costs around a million pounds to train one of these pilots. harry is saying why are you putting this effort to train me if you're not going to send me? he is considered one of the best pilots in his squadron. if up to him, he will be heading on you. >> we talked about the duchess of cambridge, catherine his wife. she now has a patronage. >> it is has been formally announced and sit alongside prince william and harry in their foundation. this is not unexpected. we thought she was going to be playing a role with them. the others we won't hear about until the end of the year. she is a history of art graduate so chances are she will have a within the arts but everything remains to be seen.
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>> i think we saw opening a cancer center recently? >> this was a fantastic day last week. they did open a cancer children's unit. william just come off a 24-hour shift and rescued two people overnight and went home showered and flew to the cancer unit and met medical staff and families and children and had a dramatic impact in the lives of the children that day. >> i was tweeted by my female viewers and want to go back to harry. >> harry is committed to completing his training but it has become a tradition for pilots in the program to take a halfway break to vegas. >> oh! >> shocking. >> we saw him jumping in the pool not too long ago in croatia. whether he goes remains to be seen but i'm sure over the eight weeks we will see harry's wild side creep out. >> we know what happens in vegas stays in kreggvegas.
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>> male viewers want an update on pippa, not to mention our male staff. >> exactly. if there was any doubt about pippa and her relationship with alex they were caught smooching outside of are a charity benefit they attended on saturday. she was wearing a striking red dress from a designer who designed her evening dress for the night. they were at a boxing match and who's who with other celebrities were there. no sign of william and kate possibly because at least three of william's ex-girlfriends were in attendance. >> he had plenty of them at the wedding, i mean. >> i know i know. >> vic, nice to see you. >> not totally off limits. no ring on the finger. >> could her boyfriend compete in the triathlon? talk about a laugh. prepare to meet the
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a group of us combat vet rarns are facing a different set of nerves every night on stage. >> they moved to the comedy circuit as one does because they believe laughter is the best medicine as jeff found out. >> incredible group of guys. call themselves the gis of comedy and it's true. they are using humor to help heal their fellow soldiers and themselves. >> we play cowboys and indians. one dude is a cowboy and one an indian and i was the chinese guy that built the railroad. >> reporter: he is happy and a far cry from where tom trend was a few months ago. >> i'm bleeding. >> reporter: the trouble began in 2003. >> head. >> reporter: when tom was shot in the back of the head in iraq. a glancing blow. he recovered quickly, physically, but not mentally. >> my roommate was killed two weeks before we came home by an
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ied. and everything kind of went downhill from there. didn't smile. didn't laugh. didn't really like anything. then one day, the doctors at the v.a. said hey man, you're going to have a heart attack before you're 30 so you have to relax. you got to do something. comedy was it. >> reporter: comedy in the form of stand-up. getting on stage. laughing. making others laugh. and bringing his brothers along for the ride. >> i'm like i go marine? he is like yeah you a marine? i'm like yeah. you still active? >> put this little team together five guys we are all comics and all combat vets. >> reporter: they debuted this past january. ♪ jo tom traned and tom irwin. jose sardui. g. riley. and will see from the army air force, navy, and marine corps.
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>> there have been cubans ontanic titanic, everybody would have survived. oh, my god no more life boats. we don't need no life boats! take that piano, put it in the water, you can put people on that thing. >> what is great about our group, our comedy is digit and diverse we are black, white, vietnamese, cuban. our comedy is different and personalities are different. cohesively as a show i think that makes us something unique. >> reporter: unique as well because they have all been witnesses war zones and they all know how important it can be to get away. >> it's a way to give back. i remember what it was like to have the guys come over and perform and it does, it lets you kind of get away in your mind for a minute. this is how you know you're putting on weight. you see that tattoo? you see that? it used to connect. >> reporter: they open their recent tour at comedy stop in atlantic city, new jersey,
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playing at a packed house. each of their shows begin with the national anthem and while hardly any of the material is family friendly. >> let me tell you something. i was out there on the boardwalk and i saw a hooker today. >> reporter: one of the main ideas is to bring families together. >> it's a big divide between military families and nonmilitary families in our country which i don't quite understand. >> call me a p.o.w. pizza or wings. >> reporter: the reaction has been intense, both for audience members and the performers themselves. >> when i get on stage, the only thing i've ever likened to jumping out of and airplane to was getting up on stage with 200 strangers with new jokes and going, am i going to eat it or am i going to make these people laugh? guns and l.a. the name don't fit. jumper can't take a joke. you see sleepy at seven7-eleven in the morning. >> reporter: they have big plans ahead.
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their ambition. >> my goal is perform for every soldier around the world everywhere everywhere everywhere. >> reporter: almosttheir love of country. >> that is a badge of honor. you feel it. i'm proud to say it. >> guys thank you so much for coming out tonight. we are the gis of comedy. we will see you. >> if you missed the gis of comedy together they also perform individually. >> talk about laughter being the best medicine. these guys are funny, too. >> very. >> they definitely are. we were pleasantly surprised by that. their routines are very different. >> because they are each such different people but it is great and great to laugh. you said they have had a backlash though? >> i think couple of people said you shouldn't joke about this you shouldn't joke about war. their response is have you been there? because we have. >> yeah. >> with what they have dealt with and the amount of time that they have served this country, i
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think they basically have carte blanche to go up there on stage and talk about whatever they want. you talk about a nerve wracking experience with stand-up comedy.
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another nice day a little on the cool side. it is meteorologist tim williams. today will be the coolest of the next few. we go up to 68. the normal high is just around 70 but with sunshine and blue skies it will be pleasant. evernit lows down to 44, mid-40s in the upper on the far western suburbs in the upper 30s. sunny and pleasant, 70 degrees. we'll be looking at 80 by sunday. a baltimore company who are retired school ed cattors have
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-- educators have been laid to rest after a fair in their home. >> reporter: the couple met in the 1950s as students. hundreds filled the area at morgan state university where the funeral for donald and jennye patterson died. 78-year-old donald graduated from morgan state. he too was an educator and became assistant superintendent of city schools. >> a baltimore county police officer stands charged with assault. brian eaton beat up his girlfriend. he has been suspended from the force. the ex-girlfriend is also a police officer. additional charges have been
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filed against the owner of a horse farm. the owner faces 100 counts of animal cruelty and accused of not providing the animals with enough food, water or shelter. the just hold off campaign urges smokers to step away from pregnant women. studies have shown strong links between second hand smoke and premature births. a new sign will greet people in cecil county. the sign has been approved. it can be seen from the nearby interstate. those who voted for it say it's a good way to keep profits.
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pimlico raise course will host a pink lighting ceremony tonight. the mayor will be there. a wall of the clubhouse at pimlico will be bathed in pink. stay with wjz 13. complete news and fir
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